Overview

  • Product name
    α-Cyclodextrin
  • Description
    Non-reducing cyclic saccharide consisting of six α-1,4-linked D-glucopyranosyl units.
  • Alternative names
    • Alpha-Cycloamylose
    • alpha-Cyclodextrin
    • Alpha-Schardinger dextrin
    • Cyclohexaamylose
    • Cyclohexapentylose
    • Cyclomaltohexaose
    see all
  • Biological description

    Non-reducing cyclic saccharide consisting of six α-1,4-linked D-glucopyranosyl units produced by the action of cyclodextrin glucosyltransferase (CGTase, EC 2.4.1.19) on hydrolyzed starch. Useful for the solubilization of nonpolar macromolecules such as fatty acids, lipids, and cholesterol for use in cell culture applications. Cyclodextrins are low molecular weight organic molecules which form water-soluble complexes with various compounds.

Properties

  • Molecular weight
    972.86
  • Chemical structure
    Chemical Structure
  • Molecular formula
    C36H60O30
  • CAS Number
    10016-20-3
  • Storage instructions
    Store at Room Temperature. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in water
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Angelova S  et al. Factors Governing the Host-Guest Interactions between IIA/IIB Group Metal Cations and a-Cyclodextrin: A DFT/CDM Study. Inorg Chem 56:1981-1987 (2017). Read more (PubMed: 28134509) »
  • Yamaguchi H  et al. Photoswitchable gel assembly based on molecular recognition. Nat Commun 3:603 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 22215078) »
  • Takashima Y  et al. Expansion-contraction of photoresponsive artificial muscle regulated by host-guest interactions. Nat Commun 3:1270 (2012). Read more (PubMed: 23232400) »

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